Basic Research Suggests Anthocyanins May Boost Bone Mass
Blueberries first came to nutrition fame, thanks to basic research showing possible brain benefits. A more recent animal study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests these delicious blue beauties may help strengthen bones, particularly for growing bodies.
Rats were separated into two groups, one to eat plain feed, while the others' diet was supplemented with 10% freeze-dried blueberry powder. After 14 days, the blueberry-fed rodents' bone mass had increased 36% more and their bone mineral content was 22% higher than the control group.